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Saumur
Loire River
Coat of arms of Saumur
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Area
1
66.35 km2 (25.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
27,523
 • Density 414.82/km2 (1,074.37/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
49328 /49400
Elevation 20–95 m (66–312 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saumur is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

The historic town is located between the Loire and Thouet rivers, and is surrounded by the vineyards of Saumur itself, Chinon, Bourgueil, Coteaux du Layon, etc. which produce some of France's finest wines.

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